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From ‘Cafeteria Catholicism’ to the Banquet

The phrase “cafeteria Catholic” refers to a baptized Catholic who doesn’t embrace everything the Church teaches—someone who picks and chooses, a la carte (hence “cafeteria”), from among the Church’s moral rules, rubrics, and spiritual norms. Many “cafeteria Catholics” are the product of bad catechesis. They disobey certain Church teachings because they’re simply not aware of them. Others reject difficult rules … Continue reading

Free the Word

Free the Word: Why the Church Needs to Release Her Teachings to the World

  “We are many times controllers of faith, instead of becoming facilitators of the faith of the people.” — Pope Francis   The problem: Right now, many of the faithful are being restricted from fully sharing Scripture and other teachings of the Church in the most effective ways. We need to be flooding the world with the lumen fidei—the light … Continue reading

What are the chances that life on earth “just happened”?

The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s new VCAT project is one of the coolest I’ve seen. The film series walks viewers through the Catechism, one YouTube video at a time, and is designed to stir the heart while speaking to the mind. I think it’s the perfect example of the “new expressions” called for by the New Evangelization. Bishop Michael Bransfield and … Continue reading

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